Fri | May 26, 2017

Eclectric, eclectic, electronic

Published:Monday | December 22, 2014 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry
Winston Sill Part of the large audience which turned out at the Caymanas Golf Club, St Catherine, on Saturday night.
Winston Sill Diplo in a bubble at Saturday's EDM party at Caymanas Golf Club, St Catherine.
Winston Sill One of the many young ladies who turned out for Saturday's EDM party at Caymanas Golf Club, St Catherine.
Wintson Sill Sean Paul performs at Caymanas Golf Club, St Catherine, on Saturday night.
Winston Sill Cash in hand added even more excitement to Saturday night's EDM party at Caymanas Golf Club, St Catherine.
Winston Sill Machel Montata in full flight.
1
2
3
4
5
6

Traffic congestion on the road to the venue hinted that the Major Lazer concert on Saturday night would be full. Still, it proved an inadequate forewarning of the huge audience for the hot outfit and their guests at the Caymanas Golf Club, St Catherine.

At a few minutes before 2 a.m. yesterday, Skrillex had patrons sweating profusely, dancing along to his mixes. He played a strong segment of electronic music, which had patrons jumping during the many high points.

Packed bars and gyrating promo girls also added to the night's atmosphere. .

Visually the show was even more entertaining. The lighting, customised for each DJ's set, added to the unique experience that electronic dance music (EDM) offers.

At 2:38 a.m., there were even more screams as Diplo and Walshy Fire appeared on stage. Their electronic style often features funk and hip hop, making it compatible with a wide range of fans' tastes.

Songs such as Coco, You Guessed It, Hot Nig*a and I Like to Move It had patrons jumping. Major Lazer played a wide variety of tracks, including Pon The Floor, which had patrons going crazy.

While Walshy Fire climbed around on the equipment, Diplo rolled through the crowd in a giant, transparent bubble. He also blasted confetti guns through the thick stage fog and intricate light show, which provided a fitting otherworldly party atmosphere.

While they were occupied with commanding the stage, the DJs also interacted with the crowd. As they encouraged patrons to take whatever they had and "throw it in the air", there was a bevy of cups, water, ice, rags and other items launched towards the sky.

And if that wasn't enough, Major Lazer also had some surprise performers for the crowd. First up were Popcaan and Chi Ching Ching, who performed their single Way Up, along with other popular tunes. They made way for Sean Paul, who had patrons dancing along to his hits. The soca king Machel Montana was next. Songs such as Live Me Life and Fog Up The Place had soca enthusiasts going crazy.

The dancehall fans were not to be neglected, as Major Lazer impressed the crowd with some of the latest dance crazes, such as the SYVAH, Kreech and Shampoo, to cap off a strong set that catered to the EDM fans' varied tastes.